Tyler Perry's Good Deeds
Tyler Perry stars as a successful and wealthy businessman who has always done what's expected of him...until he meets a single mother who inspires him to live the life he's always wanted.
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Rotten: Far more interesting in the context of his filmography than it is to actually watch.
- Alonso Duralde, The Wrap, Friday, February 24, 2012
Rotten: There aren't a lot of laughs in "Good Deeds," and it could have used more of them.
- Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic, Friday, February 24, 2012
Rotten: Good Deeds honors goodness, which isn't at all a bad thing, and it's not without moments of genuine feeling. But by the film's end, after watching a seemingly infinite number of dour close-ups of sober self-evaluation, I felt bludgeoned.
- David DeWitt, New York Times, Friday, February 24, 2012
I enjoy Tyler Perry's movies, especially the Madea flicks. However, his movies can be very melodramatic and borderline Lifetime TV quality. Here, "Good Deeds" is one of those borderline movies. Perry plays Wesley Deeds, a rich businessman who feels like he should be doing something else with his life. He meets a single mother(Thadie Newton) who is down on her luck, and he sets out to help her and hopefully find some meaning to his life. The story is kind of generic, or as I called it "a prostitionious-less, black version of Pretty Woman". Even Emily kind of agreed with that. The performances are ok, but over the top with the drama. It also drags out at nearly 2 hours, and could have been about 20 minutes shorter and told the same story with probably better effect. I don't think this is his worst movie, but it's far from his best. I'd say it could have used some Madea, but she wouldn't have fit in anywhere in this movie, so she isn't missed. Perry fans will probably give it a "meh", but even a "meh" Perry movie, is better than no Perry movie.
- fb100000145236770, Monday, June 25, 2012
Wesley Deeds is About to Discover the Person He Was Meant to Be. Not bad or great. It is a script with certain imbalance and some organizational issues. Nevertheless, as a light romance story about a man's desire to chase his dreams, it is a movie that delivers sufficiency and warmth occasionally. It is not a movie that shines, but it remains a simple and interesting story with an attempt to tell a message. A successful, wealthy businessman, Wesley Deeds Tyler Perry) has always done what's expected of him, whether it's assuming the helm of his father's company, tolerating his brother's misbehavior at the office or planning to marry his beautiful but restless fiancee, Natalie (Gabrielle Union). But Wesley is jolted out of his predictable routine when he meets Lindsey (Thandie Newton), a down-on-her-luck single mother who works as a cleaning person in his office building. Outspoken, impulsive and proud- and also recently evicted- Lindsey struggles to make ends meet for herself and her young daughter. But when Wesley offers to help her get back on her feet, his innocent good deed ignites and unexpected attraction- and suddenly Wesley finds himself caught between the life he thought he wanted and the powerful desires of his heart...
- MANUGINO, Saturday, May 19, 2012